|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We invite you to click on the video link at the top of the page for a virtual tour. This magnificent 6500 square foot, Canadian Spruce Log Home features 7 spacious Bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and 5 fireplaces. We also have for an additional fee a free standing casita.We have just recently offered our home for private vacation use. Beautifully situated on a 5 acre gated property with a large lawn area and a private stocked spring fed pond.
The short 90 minute drive from Phoenix will open the door to cooler mountain temperatures along with spectacular night air filled with breath taking views of the stars . You may be treated with the regular visit at night by Elk that come onto the property to drink from the fresh mountain spring pond.
You'll appreciate and enjoy direct access to the Tonto National Forest the fifth largest in the nation which boarders the property. With hours of recreation including hiking, mountain biking, quad & dirt bike riding are not allowed in this area.
Nothing is better than gathering in the Main Floor family area. With its warm reclaimed wood floors, Majestic stone fireplace , soaring wood ceilings compliment the large comfortable family seating area. While others are gathered close by in the gourmet kitchen area cooking amazing meals. The main kitchen features new stainless appliances. Double ovens, two dishwashers, large gas stove, wine cooler, micro wave, large side by side refrigerator and all other kitchen supplies for an unforgetable experience. Private breakfast nook and separate formal dining area.
Oversized 3 car garage, RV parking , and extra parking onsite.
The ground level living area offers a complete living experience , game area, TV room, 5 bedrooms and two baths. Walk out to a massive patio set for day or evening gatherings while walking onto the lush lawn area strolling down to the private pond.
You'll enjoy 7 Bedrooms of spacious sleeping area. All of the suites offer King Size Pillow top Beds.The main floor offers two beautiful Master Suites with private bath areas. The Primary Master Suite offers a romantic fireplace, large soaker jet bath tub and a bathroom fireplace. Also a large shower with double shower heads.
Additional sleeping area in two of the lower floor lodge rooms offers a queen bed and a king bed. Another suite offers a Sleeper Trundle with a King Bed for those that want the little ones close by.
Separate Casita can be rented for a nominal fee of $150p/n with a $50 cleaning fee, queen bed, private bath, sitting area, , Air conditioned and heated, and cable TV and DVD player. The perfect cozy getaway for that private 8th bedroom.
Our home has been the gathering spot for many large family gatherings, The close proximity of all the convenience's of life can be found just a short drive to the quaint country town of Payson. Enjoy, wonderful restrauants, movie theaters, museums, medical services, grocery needs, national Rodeos or just relax at the property and do nothing.
We don't allow weddings or receptions at the cabin.
Keywords: Large LOG CABIN, COUNTRY CLUB
Family reunion retreat
Parents of 8 children and 24 grandkids.
When we set out to locate that ' special gathering place' for our large family we had a list of things we were looking for .First it had to be accessible to where we lived with a short drive from the Valley. It had to offer services that we would need, shopping, medical, entertainment and local culture. Next the property would have to be large and unique. I always wanted a property with private water rights, and a private pond. The last was a large grass lawn.
We appreciate the short one hour drive from the Phoenix area to the clean air of Payson, rated in the top 3 cities in the country for its clean air . The beautiful walks in the surrounding areas and enjoying wildlife that comes onto the property in the evenings is so unique.
I loved that this beautiful cabin was close enough to town to grab a bite to eat or coffee somewhere. The rooms and accommodations were perfect. I was cooking for around 10 people and did wish I had brought up larger mixing bowls and pots, and even my own can opener since the only one I could find would not cut through and turn. Other than some lacking "cooking for a crowd" kitchen items, everything was WONDERFUL and we would return in a heartbeat. Thank you!
Our entire family enjoyed our time so much. The place was beautiful with plenty of space for us all to enjoy doing different things as well as things all together. What I enjoyed the most was seeing all the kids and grandkids making precious MEMORIES !!
We can't thank Mark enough for enabling one of the most special times our family has ever had! We rented Rancho Bella, including the Casita, where we ended up with a total of 16 adults and 6 kids staying. The other 15 family members stayed at our second home in Payson. Rancho Bella was the perfect place for a Thanksgiving dinner with 37 family members from around the country. The 2 kitchens allowed for plenty of space to make the whole meal. We put together on big table from the DR through the LR. As each of us individually shared what we were grateful for for this year, nearly everyone added "this house" because it enabled our family from all over the country...CT, NYC, DC, NC, IL, CA, AZ...to be together so comfortably. Whether sitting by the fire watching football, 6 people doing a puzzle at one time, playing Scrabble on the deck, kids tucked away in the downstairs TV room, hiking together or the traditional Turkey Bowl game in the yard...Rancho Bella was the perfect BIG FAMILY home. We'll be back...although probably not with quite as many:)
I can't say enough great things about this property and the owner. This was our group's fifth stay at the house, and each year just gets better and better. When we walk through the front doors, we feel like we're home. And the owner makes us feel as if we're truly family. This spacious house is comfortable and has all the amenities you could want. The grounds are beautiful and the surrounding area is peaceful and relaxing. It's perfect for activities of all kinds and the kitchen and dining area lend themselves well to community cooking and dining. We look forward to this trip every year and are already making plans for 2017!
My husband and I toured many venues in Phoenix and nothing really felt "right" , we stumbled upon this VRBO location and fell in love with the pictures. We happened to be staying in Payson at Kohls Ranch over the holidays and decided we'd go take a look! The pictures just didn't do it justice. The property was gorgeous and we knew that's where we wanted to gather our family and close friends for our big day! Mark was more than accommodating and answered any and all questions leading up to our check in. We had our family stay with us Thursday night, and our bridal party arrived on Friday and stayed there with us on both Friday and Saturday night. EVERYONE raved about the location. The weather was perfect, the setting gorgeous and we had a remarkable wedding, one we obviously will never forget! Even with a small mishap with the grill on Friday night, the beautiful upstairs kitchen (2 kitchens in the house) accommodated the cooking. All in all this was easily a 5 star experience and we are already looking forward to planning a trip back sometime next year to celebrate again with friends for our anniversary!
This was our second year for our women's retreat from the Verde Valley. Last year we knew we had hit the jackpot and wanted to return. Everything is so accommodating and in spite of its awesome size, the lodge is cozy and comfortable with many private spaces for guests to have conversation or to just sit and stare over the pond and listen to the birds sing. Each bedroom offers a king bed which is very appealing when most of our women are over 55. Two different kitchens offer enough space to prepare, store and clean up while another group of us prepares the next meal. The grounds lend themselves to relaxation and meditation. We will be back.
The 5 acre property connects to the Tonto National Forest approx. thousands of acres of trails and hikiing. Beautiful surrounding areas.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$79|